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No more online games during workdays for minors

There is a new rule for the hundreds of millions of young gamers in China: no more video games during the school week. Even for Fridays, weekends and holidays, authorities have limited the time minors are allowed to spend online playing games to one hour. Beijing issued these new regulations on Monday to curb video game addiction among teenagers, according to state media. It is seen as a cause of social ills and is said to be distracting young people too much from their school and family duties. In the future, online games may therefore only be used from 8 PM to 9 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Previously, minors were allowed a game time for 1.5 hours a day and up to three hours on holidays.

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